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Parks – Kanunnah Bridge

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Thursday, 9 June 2022

Tags: Parks, State Budget

Ms O'CONNOR - The Budget outlines a $2 million funding boost for maintenance in national parks which is great, but as part of that $2 million the budget document states funding will be allocated to strengthen the Kanunnah Bridge. The Kanunnah Bridge is not inside a national park as we understand it. It does not lead to a national park and, in fact, carries thousands of logging and mining truck movements each year, which is no doubt why it needs strengthening. Why is road maintenance being allocated as national park maintenance?

Mrs PETRUSMA - It is in a conservation area.

Ms O'CONNOR - The bridge is in a conservation area?

Mrs PETRUSMA - It is actually our bridge.

Ms O'CONNOR - It is a bridge that is the responsibility of the Parks service? Is it part of the roading that was reallocated to Parks from Forestry Tasmania as a result of the land shift under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement?

Mrs PETRUSMA - It was a bridge that ended up being our bridge. We do not know the history but, yes, it was definitely in our conservation reserve